Re: Composing for harp students

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It is not necessary or advisable to learn to play the harp first. You wouldn’t learn enough without studying for years. But I do recommend coaching with a harpist and learning what works and what doesn’t. I also recommend listening to a lot of harp repertoire, and trying to get a feel for its essence and true voice. You’d be surprised how difficult simple pieces can be to do well, or perhaps you already know that. I am available for consultation.